How to free up storage on a Chromebook

Most Chromebooks ship with no more than 64 or 128GB of onboard storage. Even if you’re someone who exclusively works on the web, it won’t take you long to max out that limited space. Your browser alone can accumulate gigabytes of cache data over time. Lucky for you, there’s plenty of ways you can free up or expand your Chromebook’s storage. 

Your Chromebook allows you to easily offload your local data to an online and external storage or you have the option to free up some of it by getting rid of the heaps of non-essential cache your device collects over the course of your usage. Here’s how to get started.

Check how much storage you have left on your Chromebook

The first step to restoring your Chromebook’s storage is to check how much you have left and where you need to make cuts. Chrome OS offers a storage tool that can help you do just that. 

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Visit Settings > Device > Storage management on your Chromebook to get started. Here, you’ll find a breakdown of your disk space and its current allocation across your Chromebook’s partitions, including Android, Google Chrome and Linux. 

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